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The entrepreneurial life can be both exciting and taxing. Our writers share tips on how to make your life balanced and rewarding.

Worried About Spending More Time Away From Home?

Worried About Spending More Time Away From Home?

During the lockdowns, we got to spend every waking moment at home, a blessing in disguise for many busy entrepreneurs and their families. Since this might’ve been a great, relationship-empowering experience for many, you might be a little worried or mindful about the...

Best 3 Ways to Get Awesome Restaurant Discounts

Best 3 Ways to Get Awesome Restaurant Discounts

You’re rushing home from your last meeting, and you’re starving with three other people to feed — what do you do? Although preparing food at home is the most economical thing, sometimes it just makes sense to rely on restaurants for a quick meal. Here are three ways...

Why We Love American Hearing Benefits

Why We Love American Hearing Benefits

It’s hard enough to be an entrepreneur without any sensory obstacles — if you’re deaf, hard of hearing, or suffer from tinnitus, you have probably learned many ways to be extra resourceful to stay ahead in the business world. Supporting deaf entrepreneurs — or...

Stop Buying $7 Espresso – Make It On-the-Go!

Stop Buying $7 Espresso – Make It On-the-Go!

Okay, let’s be real here: We’re not sponsored by any of these guys. But as a family of entrepreneurs, we’re massive fans of hot, fresh espresso anytime, anywhere. That’s exactly what you get with these handheld espresso makers. AeroPressInvented by a frustrated...

How Likely Are You to Be Injured While Traveling?

How Likely Are You to Be Injured While Traveling?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 18%–24% of traveler deaths are due to injuries. So, that begs the question — how likely are you to be injured while traveling, especially across borders? Studies show that between 15%–37% of...

Is Poor Posture Making Your Life Harder?

Is Poor Posture Making Your Life Harder?

Even people in their 20s can experience the pains of poor posture — and it certainly doesn’t get less painful later on. That’s why, when we correct our posture, we’ll often feel immediate internal bodily relief. “But wait,” you might say. “I feel pretty good while...

10-Minute Meals for Your Work-From-Home Lunch

10-Minute Meals for Your Work-From-Home Lunch

You have a meeting in 30 minutes, but you’re already starving. It’s too late to order or pick up food (or at least anything healthy). What do you do? It’s time to put together a 10-minute, healthy meal — and you won’t even need a recipe to put these together....

Are You a Busy Spouse? Keep That Spark!

Are You a Busy Spouse? Keep That Spark!

The well-being of your family and your partner might be a large reason you’re driven to grow your business — but that doesn’t mean your relationships have to take a back seat all the time. You can still make your loved ones feel appreciated whenever possible! Here are...

Build a Connection With Your Fitness Mentor

Build a Connection With Your Fitness Mentor

Are you tired of your fitness resolutions falling apart? Fitness is alluring to people for many different reasons, and it can be difficult to discover that reason for you. However, there is something undeniable in being human — we all want mentors we connect well...

Can People Steal Your Tax Return?

Can People Steal Your Tax Return?

Not enough people prepare before a serious, irreversible crime is committed against them, their families, and their businesses: identity theft. And with the government’s biggest relief program in the pipelines, we’d like to remind everyone that it’s very possible for...

How Brushing Your Teeth Reverses the Decay Process

How Brushing Your Teeth Reverses the Decay Process

Although we’re told to brush our teeth for two minutes, two times a day, we don’t usually get an in-depth explanation of the entire tooth decay process. However, understanding it just might make you recommit to brushing your teeth for the full two minutes every...

If You Don’t Want A Senior Home, What’s Next?

If You Don’t Want A Senior Home, What’s Next?

We only want the best for our parents. After the events of 2020, we may not be so sure that a senior home is the best option for them. If you’re estate planning, you may also be considering your ideal future options if you’re unable to communicate.  That’s why a lot...

Why Exercise Helps You Age Backward

Why Exercise Helps You Age Backward

After turning 50, it might seem tempting to accept your body’s fate and assume you can do nothing more to improve your mobility. However, research shows that proper diet and exercise can help you age backward until you’re 80 and beyond. It’s easy to understand why...

The 5 Best, Healthy Products at Costco in 2021

The 5 Best, Healthy Products at Costco in 2021

It’s hard to turn down a famous, hearty Chicken Bake – especially when it’s even cheaper to eat in bulk! But, luckily, Costco makes it just as easy to eat healthy foods as it does to eat, well, unhealthy stuff. Next time you’re roaming the warehouse store’s aisles,...

Why SkyMed? Nobody Else Can Do It!

Why SkyMed? Nobody Else Can Do It!

Fire. Flood. Civil war. Animal stampede. Volcanic eruptions. Auto accidents. Hostile actions. These are just a few of the dramatic ways you might get hurt abroad — along with a few of the less-dramatic ones like catching the Ebola or Zika virus, malaria, or other...

BurnAlong’s Got Good Timing!

BurnAlong’s Got Good Timing!

For a lot of entrepreneurs, being on the road is just a fact of life. So is getting locked out of your gym back home because of the pandemic. In both cases, you can’t rely on exercise facilities to be available to you 24/7… but you also know you have to stay in shape....

Give Your Employees Benefits at ZERO Cost to You!

Give Your Employees Benefits at ZERO Cost to You!

As an entrepreneur, you care deeply about the well-being of your business — that means caring deeply about the well-being of your employees. Are they happy in their jobs? Why are they succeeding so well at certain tasks? Are they interested in training to excel...

Why Small-Business Owners Love Costco

Why Small-Business Owners Love Costco

Small business owners are an extremely diverse group of people, but we can all get behind one unifying factor (besides AFEUSA, of course): Costco! Small business owners are an extremely diverse group of people, but we can all get behind one unifying factor (besides...

3 Safety Tips for ‘Quarantining’ While Traveling

3 Safety Tips for ‘Quarantining’ While Traveling

If you’re starting to travel again in 2021, you might still be a little bit worried about it — if not because of the health consequences, then because of the travel regulations that differ state-to-state. Here are a few tips for staying safe while on the road or in...

The Best Ways to Rapidly Expand Your Home Menu

The Best Ways to Rapidly Expand Your Home Menu

If you’re looking for fast, easy ways to upgrade your homemade dishes, you’ve found the right article. We’re here to provide some ideas to help you upgrade your cooking skills. Whether you want to impress, eat healthier, or sharpen a technique you use every day,...

Is Your Teen Ready for a Car?

Is Your Teen Ready for a Car?

This holiday season, you may be considering handing your teenager the keys to your car. But are they ready? How will you know? While we parents have no official checklist to determine their preparation, your teenager can show key qualities to prove they’re ready....

Best Holiday Food Gifts to Send Your Senior Loved Ones

Best Holiday Food Gifts to Send Your Senior Loved Ones

2020 has been a really tough year for everyone living in senior homes. You might’ve done everything you can to pamper your elderly family member isolated in their care center, but as winter holidays arrive, they’re going to miss spending time with you even more than...

This Is Why Couples Fight About Money

This Is Why Couples Fight About Money

Money is a tricky subject. Even close families avoid talking about it because it can be a very sensitive and divisive topic — but, as a couple, you can’t escape conversations about finances as it’s interwoven with your life together. So, where do the problems come...

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Family Road Trip

3 Tips to Upgrade Your Family Road Trip

Does your family consider road trips to be a little ordinary? If you feel like the excitement levels aren’t where they should be this holiday season, then we have a few tips to upgrade the experience and have a blast on your next road trip. First, buy a great cooler...

How Safe Is It to Fly, Really?

How Safe Is It to Fly, Really?

Although you might be hoping to travel out of state this holiday season, you may also be wondering: Is it honestly safe to fly? How do you gauge the risks you’re taking? The good news is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

3 Hacks for Eating Well Consistently

Eating one good, healthy meal can feel like a massive victory — but doing it consistently, especially as business owners, can be a huge challenge. At the same time, during a pandemic, it’s never been more important to do so. Your immune system needs plenty of...

Car vs. Plane

Car vs. Plane

While travel has been discouraged during the COVID-19 outbreak, as we start seeing recovery across the country, business travel is becoming more common again. The question is this: Should we travel by car or plane? It’s really about weighing your risks. Until a...

Moving Back to the Office?

Moving Back to the Office?

No matter what stage of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery your state and business may be in, you may be thinking ahead to what your day at the office will look like. Besides being safe, it should also feel cozy and organized! We need a clean and relaxing space to work...

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Turn Your Phone Into Your Fitness Tracker

Right now, keeping up with our health is imperative to our success as business leaders. If our health isn’t optimal, it can cloud our judgment and impair our energy levels, restricting our productivity. You’ll see countless apps claiming to be the best for monitoring...

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

Fun Nutrition-Rich Meals for the Family

During this time, it can get old ordering through Uber Eats every week to ensure your family gets tasty nutritional meals. Instead, try making a fun and healthy dinner for your loved ones in your own kitchen. Here is a quick review of some of the fantastic meals Home...

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Relationship Tips and Tricks

Being in a relationship is a beautiful thing, and naturally, you want to share your entire life with your significant other. However, if you and your partner are also in a business relationship, make sure you're balancing both sides. With these tricks, you’ll both be...

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

Homebound Ways to Spend Time With Family

If you’ve been self-quarantining, I’m sure you’ve cleaned every facet of your house, and you’ve tackled all the errands you can. But this May, there are several holidays coming up that can help you make the most out of your stay-cation. “Star Wars” Day May 4 is an...

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Unknown Causes of Cavities

Right now, the last thing on your mind is your oral hygiene. Sure, we all floss, brush twice a day, and use mouthwash, but that only does so much. If something does come up, like a cavity, it's one more thing on your plate that you have to handle. What's worse, is...

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Signs You Need a Hearing Aid

Do your family members have to repeat things to you constantly? Do you have to listen carefully to podcasts that you could hear easily weeks ago? If so, you're not alone. Over 450 million people suffer from some form of hearing loss. But determining that you have...

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Manage Your Relationships During Quarantining

Right now, working remotely is more common than ever, and if you and your loved ones are suddenly sharing a workspace, tensions can arise. No matter how good-natured our loved ones are, small talk, various household questions, and even general disagreements can take a...

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

How to Keep Burning Calories During Quarantine

If you’re homebound and working remotely, it can be stressful trying to manage your new routine. If you have kids, you have to keep track of their schooling. If you have a significant other working from home as well, you have to manage the appropriate times to...

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Even as restaurants dial back to take-out only operations across the country, some people may still find themselves wondering how safe is takeout, really? The good news is that, according to “Forbes,” experts conclude that the risk of contracting COVID-19 by ordering...

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

As gyms shut down around the nation, many Americans are finding it difficult to maintain their health and sanity while still doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle from home. Bodyweight Exercises...

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

In the rush of the workday, it’s so easy to get fast food to settle your cravings. However, these options can lack the essential nutrients you need, or worse, leave you feeling sluggish and kill your productivity. To scale your business in the current landscape, you...

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

2020’s Three Most Romantic Travel Destinations

Do you have a spouse or partner who has nurtured and supported you along your path to owning and running your business? February is the month of love, so why not make time to thank them for all their support with a romantic trip for two? Here are three of the most...

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

The Best Inexpensive Relaxation Apps in 2020

If the new year has been stressful so far, you may be worried about your long-term well-being. How do you make progress in daily life when you’re always juggling responsibilities? Thankfully, rest and meditation can help you relax your mind, and there are many modern...

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

3 Ways To Keep Your Culture Through a Growth Period

Culture is the glue that holds a business together. But as a business grows, it may struggle to maintain its culture. Here are three considerations to keep in mind as you strengthen and develop your systems. Hire Smart It’s difficult to overstress the importance of...

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Three Best Domestic Travel Destinations for 2020

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junky, or a sports fan, 2020 offers excellent opportunities for travel. Here are our top three picks for 2020 travel: Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon Looking for an outdoor escape? Check out the scenery In Lake Powell, Utah...

Making Resolutions That Stick

Making Resolutions That Stick

January 2020 isn’t just any old New Year’s. It marks the end of a decade, which means this is like a super fresh start on the next ten years of your life. With that in mind, here’s a few hot tips to keep you on track: Dream Big, Break Your Big Goal Into Smaller Goals...

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Tips For Holiday Travel in 2020

Let’s face it: Traveling around the holidays can be rough. Prices go up and routes get crowded. To add to this, the holidays fall smack dab in the middle of winter, when weather delays abound. Between large numbers of travelers and weather induced delays, holiday...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

Staying Healthy During the Holidays (Office Edition)

We’ve all been there; it’s late, you’re drained, and those holiday cookies are just the sugar rush you need to finish a task. But later, when the sugar crash hits, you will feel sluggish and irritable. As an entrepreneur, it’s hard to avoid the holiday health...

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress Management In The Business World

Stress drives us to success at times, but it can also eat away at us and our loved ones. A recent study by The Korn Ferry Institute found that 76% of participating business professionals report that stress hurts their personal relationships. You can’t avoid workplace...

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

Superfoods to Boost Your Productivity

With the hustle of the workday, it’s easy to miss meals or settle for a quick burger and fries in your rush. Either option can leave you sluggish and drain away what little energy you still had towards the end of the day. It’s understandable why you might not want to...

Business During Flu Season

Business During Flu Season

During the holiday season, you’re bound to get sick one way or another. But prolonged illness can be detrimental to your business’s productivity. Here are two simple ways to maintain your company’s progress while you get better. Communication With Your Employees...

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

The Underlying Effects of Vacations

In business, it’s easy to get consumed with the daily needs of our company and neglect our well-being. This is amplified during the holidays, as we try to get everything our loved ones want and maximize our holiday marketing strategies. A great way to avoid holiday...

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

What To Include In A Benefits Package?

As you scale your business, you’ll need the right team by your side. We've talked a lot about employee acquisition, but one key component in finding quality employees is offering good employee benefits. When considering what benefits to include in your staff's...

How To Save Money and The Planet

How To Save Money and The Planet

Nowadays, most consumers are environmentally conscious; in-fact recent reports have shown the over one-third of consumers will pay 25% more for sustainable products. What makes these trends in consumer behavior even more impressive is the demand Gen Z is showing for...

How To Avoid The Headaches of Business Travel

How To Avoid The Headaches of Business Travel

Business Conventions can be very beneficial for your company, but one wrong step can make a trip end up costing more than it’s worth. Here are some of the best ways to avoid business trip headaches. Prepare For the Worst It may sound easy and straightforward, but...

Business Proof Your Vacation

Business Proof Your Vacation

If you've spent money on a vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend your time on business calls while you should be relaxing. Many small business owners debate whether to try to put their business on hold or to take it with them. Here are some tips to make...

Car Shopping Headaches

Car Shopping Headaches

Unless you’re a car enthusiast, you probably don’t want to spend a lot of free time car shopping, especially as a business owner. As the saying goes, “time is money,” and for entrepreneurs that truly is the case. If you’re not trying to relax, you’re working towards...

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Drive Productivity With Company Picnics

Are you tired of watching employees stare longingly out at the amazing weather this summer season? The distraction of the outdoors can diminish productivity. For a small business or a budding start-up, every dollar counts. Hosting a company picnic is a perfect...

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

Simple Meal Planning Solutions

One of the biggest unintended side effects of running your own small business is the effect it can have on your personal life — not to mention your downtime. Whether you miss quality time with your family or important outings with friends, sacrifices need to be made...

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

In Search of the Four-Day Work Week

We’ve been hearing about it for years now, but it’s time to finally take a serious look at how a four-day workweek could impact your life. Besides the obvious bonus of an extended weekend, there could be some unintended side effects. For one, the days you do work...

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

Creating a Healthy Business Routine

We know how easy it is to get stuck in your daily routine, especially if you are a business owner. Entrepreneurs must be aware of many things, so having a schedule may grant you the ability to address whatever you have to do with ease. But you can also lose out on a...

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

The Unglamorous Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Despite what Hollywood adaptations may lead you to believe, the life of the working entrepreneur is rarely glamorous. The real-world life of an aspiring entrepreneur isn’t all it’s been rumored to be. For every social media celebrity sporting an Armani suit...

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

The Life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship comes in all shapes and sizes, and here at AFEUSA, we might know that better than anyone. If you have a driving passion in a given field, there’s nothing stopping you from turning it into a career. That’s happens to be the main idea behind the concept...

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Work Hard and Achieve Your Goals

Did you know that only 8 percent of people are able to achieve their goals? That is because most people don't know how to properly organize their time and tasks to complete everything they must do to get themselves to where they want to be. The year is already well...

Juggling Life at Work and Home

Juggling Life at Work and Home

There’s no such thing as a perfect life, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for what our perfect life looks like in the real world. You’re going to get sidetracked. The sooner you accept that, the easier it will be. Even if you make a concrete hierarchy of what...

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Why Everyone Should Experience Rejection

Everyone dreams of having a perfect rejection-free life. We want things to work out exactly the way we originally planned and live a life of success after success. Unfortunately, that’s never how life works out. Rather than a steady, forward motion, life is more like...

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

Bridging the Gap Between Family and Work

The work-life balance is a delicate thing. It can sometimes feel like putting more effort into one takes away from the other, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If we took as much time to plan as we did to worry, we wouldn’t have anything to worry about in the first...

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Bad Business Habits to Stop NOW

Every true entrepreneur wants his or her business to succeed, but unfortunately, a huge percentage of business owners fail within the first two years. Now that we’re into 2019, it’s important to know how to keep your business thriving for yet another year. You could...

What Skills Determine a Leader

What Skills Determine a Leader

I’ve met several people who have struggled to run businesses and even had to close their businesses because they lacked quality leadership skills. Maybe they don’t work as well with others as they thought or simply don’t fully understand what it means to be a leader....

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

This Is Not Your Daddy’s Company Anymore

Years ago, building a company meant buying a storefront on a corner in your neighborhood. Your loved ones spread the word and loyal friends and family members kept you in business. You had to be physically close to your customers to provide products and services for...

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

Improving Your Thanksgiving Conversation

If you’re like me, Thanksgiving can kind of be a gamble when it comes to table conversation. Some years, the family can keep things light and fun and we end the holiday with big smiles and full bellies. Other times, someone makes the mistake of bringing up politics or...

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

Evaluating Your 2018 Resolutions

2018 is coming to an end more quickly than we realize. Do you remember what resolutions you made almost a year ago? How long were you able to keep them up? I made it until about April before they went out the window. It wasn’t until a few days ago when I thought about...

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Why Giving Thanks Makes You Healthier

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Not just because my grandma makes the best cranberry sauce, but because of the traditions my family set focusing on gratitude. We went around in circles sharing things we were grateful for, watched old family videos...

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

6 Ways To Learn From Failure

They say “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” I’m not sure who “they” are, but they make the risk of failure seem way more simple than it really is. It can be a devastating blow to you and your organization. When you invest your heart and soul into your...

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

4 Ways To Realize Your Potential

All right, we’ve talked about imposter syndrome. We’ve talked about learning to handle rejection and facing all sorts of fears you might face as you start up your business. But beneath all that, you might still have your doubts. So when you have these...

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

4 Ways To Boost Productivity

Do you ever wake up, think about everything that you need to get done for the day, and just groan? Those early Monday mornings can hit hard. Contrary to popular belief, doing what you love doesn’t actually mean you never have to actually work. Running a...

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